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The Matrix: What if we told you it doesn’t work?

Several Iowa counties are dissatisfied with the so-called “Master Matrix” designed to put standards for locations where large hog operations may be built. The Matrix keeps state requirements ahead of local concerns on this one type of industry. 132 more words


Mega-farms are no friend to the rewilding movement in the UK

Photo by Marji Beach and licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

The rise of nearly 800 mega-farms raises serious concerns over animal welfare, antibiotic resistance and environmental pollution. 352 more words


Client Alert: Federal Court Orders CAFOs to Report Air Emissions

On April 11, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit struck down a U.S. EPA rule exempting concentrated animal feeding operations (“CAFOs”) from requirements under CERCLA that mandate reporting of releases of hazardous substances in excess of a reportable quantity to the National Response Center. 40 more words

The Ugly Truth About Factory Farms

The mass production of America’s food comes with a hefty price. Find out the environmental, animal, and human impact of raising over 99 percent of US farm animals in factory farms in this infographic,” 13 more words


The Issue of CAFOs

The industrial sized livestock operation, which is as known as Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) put a large number of animals into a small confined area, and livestocks are forced live in unhealthy conditions until they slaughtered due to mass production. 498 more words

An American Agricultural Problem

The Dirty Underbelly of the US Dairy Industry

Story at-a-glance

  • Last year, ice cream from Blue Bell Creamery sickened 10 people with listeria; three died as a result. The price for causing three deaths?
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